June 1, 2019

3 Ways to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

It’s almost crazy to imagine that there’s a good chance your indoor air is worse than the air outside. Because your home is a contained area, pollutants easily build up. Three of the most effective ways to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants is to ban smoking inside the house, change your air filter frequently, and maintain optimal humidity levels. Read on to learn more about these issues.

1. No Smoking Inside the House

Cigarette smoke contains a lot of harmful particles that settle into every area of your home from the walls to the carpets and inside the ducts. When the cooling and heating system runs, it will circulate the pollutants throughout your home. Secondhand and thirdhand smoke poses many health hazards, so you should implement a no smoking policy inside your house.

2. Change Your Air Filter Frequently

The air filter in your heating and cooling system traps air pollutants to prevent them from getting inside your home. You should always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on how often to change the air filter. Once it becomes too dirty, air pollutants will circulate inside your home rather than being trapped in the air filter.

Prime Comfort offers indoor air quality services in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas. We are able to evaluate your home’s indoor air quality and provide effective solutions. Our products include air purifiers, air humidifiers, fresh air ventilators, and UV lamps.

3. Use a Humidifier Year-Round

Maintaining ideal humidity levels in your home is important for your health and for reducing exposure to indoor air pollutants. The recommended humidity level for your home is 30-50 percent. You don’t want it to be too humid in the home either because dust mites and mold thrive in moist environments. Using a humidifier to maintain healthy levels of humidity in the home helps prevent the spreading of certain germs that cause illness. The flu virus, for instance, thrives in dry environments.

Prime Comfort has won the 2017 and 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award. We are committed to quality work. Our services include heating and cooling maintenance, installation and repair in addition to indoor air quality control. Contact us today if you’re in need of any of our services.

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